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Getting ready for trip tomorrow

Friday, November 20, 2009

I have been bustling around packing and getting ready to leave for NYC tomorrow. I have let the food in our refrigerator get down to bare bones so I told my DH he may be eating pancakes for dinner tomorrow! Still have some laundry and housework to do before I leave but most of the packing is done. I'm taking a full 50 pounds in my suitcase that gets checked (JetBlue lets you check one bag for free up to 50 pounds... yeah!) I'm taking as much food and supplies as possible as I can buy cheaper here than in Manhattan. I spoke with my sister on the phone today and she is on her way back after spending 3 weeks with my brother. She found few bargains however mentioned she is bringing back SF Jello. It is $1 per box here and she found it at Walgreens there 3 for $1... go figure! Anyway, for those of you who have been following the situation, my brother is improving. He was at the doctor a few days ago and the doctor was SHOCKED at the amount of improvement that has been made. Thank you so much for your prayers... they work! He is gaining weight and strength and is showing some of his old spark. I think the plan my sister and I worked out to get him back on his feet and to work just may fly. I'll blog more about his progress and the situation over the next few weeks. I'm going to miss having Thanksgiving here in Oregon with my family here but will do my best to have some fun in the Big Apple. If any of my Sparkfriends are going to be in Manhattan over the next 3 weeks, please consider sending me SparkMail as I would love to meet for a cup of coffee... or for a Pinkberry! I am addicted to Pinkberry... if you haven't had one they are OMG good and low calorie too.... sort of like low fat frozen yogurt. Everything is super fresh and yummy and they are only a block away over from my bros apartment.

Thanks for stopping by and especially thank you for all your postive comments , prayers and support. Have a wonderful week-end.

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    I am just familiarizing myself with your blogs. From what I understand you have a brother who is suffering from cancer.

    Rhonda, my prayers are wilth your entire family. I hope he gets stronger soon. It is wonderful you can fly to NY to be with him and your sister. He will need a lot of love and support. Please tell him a lot of your Spark friends are praying for him, especially myself. He will be in my thoughts.

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    You are so kind to help out your brother. You will be making great memories for years to come. Enljoy
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    Hi Rhonda...I feel the healing Rhonda vibes already around your lucky brother...there is NOTHING that heals the human spirit like LOVE emoticon and your family has it in aces! emoticon
    Drat...I'd even brave the NYC crowds and cold weather for a PINKBERRY!

    Big hugs and I'll be praying my eyes out for your brother..I know he will recover..I just know he will! Pump him full of that green lemonade..it is some kind of wonderful! Let me know if you need the recipe...I'll get it to you stat! emoticon Also get him to watch really FUNNY movies..laughter heals the soul! Anything else? Just ask Doctorette Bobbi! My door//erhhh//SparkPage is always open! ALWAYS!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Ohhhh and just another thought..you might want to pick up Suzanne Somer's "Knockout" which is mostly nutritional advise for cancer..but anything that improves the immune system is a great tool to have..right? Just a thought emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Rhonda, hope your brother's health continues to improve. Have a safe trip and please check in with us while you're gone. We'll miss you!
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    3955 days ago
    Rhonda, I'm hoping all goes as planned! Have a wonderful time with your brother and sister, and I'm praying he continues to improve in breakneck speed!
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    Have a safe trip! I was going to say your brother is lucky but that is not true. You, your sister, and your brother are all lucky to have such a great, close family ....

    Just enjoy each other, know that you are blessed, and know that people everywhere are praying for you!

    And if you ever stop in Chicago ... lol .... I'm here! emoticon
    3956 days ago
    Have a safe trip!

    I know you'll continue your bro's rehab plan admirably!
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    emoticon HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!!
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    Have a safe trip Rhonda!
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